Heaven gained another Angel! Phyllis Rutland Lasserre, of Zachary (formerly from Central), went to her eternal home with Jesus on March 2, 2018. She was 82, born on November 17, 1935 in Petal, MS. She graduated from Istrouma High School in 1953. She began her banking career at Louisiana National Bank which became what is now Chase Bank retiring after 33 years of service. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends.
She will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Joseph Henry Lasserre, Jr., with whom she celebrated 33 wonderful years of marriage. She was the most loving Christian mother to Cindie Coghlan (Charlie Habig), Zachary; Steve (Dianne) Fletcher, Zachary: Sherry Fletcher, Baton Rouge; Her motherly love included our blended siblings: Joe (Susan) Lasserre, Ocean Springs; Patty (Bill) Dickerson, Ocean Springs; Annette (Barney) Beebe, Orange Beach; Paul Lasserre (Jeanie Cassano), Port Vincent. She was truly adored by 45 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She is survived by Blanche Hamilton, sister; Donna Rutland, sister-in-law; Peggy and Roy Tucker, sister & brother-in-law; and Winnie Ballinger, sister-in-law, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Beulah Rutland and her brothers, Roy and Charles Rutland.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge on Monday 3/5 from 5-8 pm and Tuesday 3/6 from 9:00 until the service begins at 11:00. Special thanks to those we consider our “Angels” from Oakwood Village Assisted Living and from Audubon Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Oakwood Village, 4400 McHugh Road, Zachary, LA 70791; St Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, LA 70739; Baton Rouge Parkinsons Group, 9563 Mesa Verde Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70814 in her memory.
Cindi, Greg and are not able to come to the funeral home tonight because Greg is sick. Please know that we are sorry about your mother’s death. She was a lovely lady. We knew her during the LNB days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jette and Greg
Jette and Greg mcDougallZachary, LA
May the love and peace of God be with you at this time of bereavement.
DEBORAH SIMMONSBaton Rouge, LA